Don’t Skip Your Summer Treatment!


Summer vacation is a time to relax, have fun, and avoid the strict schedules that plague students throughout the year. However, this doesn't mean you should take a break from your orthodontic treatment. Skipping appointments with an orthodontist is like forgetting to take your medicine. When you don't take your medicine, your condition doesn't improve. [...]

Don’t Skip Your Summer Treatment!2019-06-05T14:44:39-04:00

Dental Hygiene Habits For Kids


Wake Pediatric Dentistry wants your child's teeth to last all of his life, so it is important to teach him or her good dental habits. As your child grows, caring for his teeth will become a natural part of his daily routine. Good oral hygiene habits can limit or prevent problems such as cavities, gum [...]

Dental Hygiene Habits For Kids2019-05-29T11:12:44-04:00

5 Healthy Foods That Cause Cavities


The appearance and health of teeth are an indicator of overall health, so it’s important to teach children to keep their teeth as healthy as possible by avoiding foods and drinks that have a high risk of producing cavities, breaking down enamel, and producing diseases in the month that could lead to serious health issues [...]

5 Healthy Foods That Cause Cavities2019-02-23T12:16:26-04:00

Wisdom Teeth Extractions for Teens


Parents often find themselves discussing their child's wisdom teeth with a dental professional when their child reaches their teen or early adult years. This is because wisdom teeth, the third set of adult molars, typically erupt in young people between the ages of 17 and 25. In some cases, a young person's wisdom teeth may [...]

Wisdom Teeth Extractions for Teens2019-02-13T12:18:19-04:00

Wake Pediatric Dentistry Celebrates National Children’s Dental Health Month


The American Dental Association (ADA) and Wake Pediatric Dentistry are joining together to recognize February as National Children’s Dental Health Month.  This year’s theme is “Brush and clean in between to build a healthy smile” The ADA and the dental community know that teaching kids 4 steps to dental health while they’re young leads to [...]

Wake Pediatric Dentistry Celebrates National Children’s Dental Health Month2019-01-12T09:05:24-04:00

Your Child Needs A 6 Month Checkup


Wake Pediatric Dentistry provides comprehensive dental care for general preventative needs for your children. Our goal is to help kids maintain their oral health and educate them on the importance of good oral hygiene. Wake Pediatric Dentistry offers a few reasons why keeping a child’s appointments is so important. What to expect at a 6-month [...]

Your Child Needs A 6 Month Checkup2018-12-10T11:41:23-04:00

Meet Dr. Ken Benson


The team at Wake Orthodontics and Pediatric Dentistry, located in Raleigh NC, is pleased to welcome new provider Dr. Kenneth Benson. Dr. Benson attended University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill for both his undergraduate and graduate studies in dentistry.  He continued his education at Virginia Commonwealth University where he completed his Oral & Maxillofacial [...]

Meet Dr. Ken Benson2018-12-10T17:55:19-04:00

What Does That Dental Term Mean?


When it comes to your dental health, it is important to know and understand common dental terms and procedures so that you can make the best and most informed decision about your oral care. Talking to your dentist about anything you don't understand or have questions about in relation to your dental health is always [...]

What Does That Dental Term Mean?2018-12-10T17:57:51-04:00

Do You Know How To Handle A Dental Emergency?


You do your best to take good care of your kids' teeth. They brush and floss regularly, wear proper mouthpieces when playing contact sports, and visit the dentist every six months. Unfortunately, that doesn't mean that emergencies won't ever happen. If your child has experienced a dental emergency, you need to know how to respond [...]

Do You Know How To Handle A Dental Emergency?2018-10-01T09:14:57-04:00

Your Dental Benefits Will Expire Soon – Use Them Now!


As the Fall season begins, our patients' parents ask us to remind them to schedule their child's cleaning/exam appointment or their treatment appointment so they may have time to utilize their 2018 insurance benefits and/or their healthcare flexible spending account. Did you know? Your dental insurance policy allows for a certain dollar amount of coverage [...]

Your Dental Benefits Will Expire Soon – Use Them Now!2018-06-25T13:29:14-04:00